BizSlate: Weaving QuickBooks Into ERP for Small Businesses

November 12th, 2015

“We focus on helping small businesses improve how they manage everything–customers, orders, vendors, inventory, logistics of the supply chain–and give them the tools that they need to succeed this very intense omni-channel market.” Continue reading

Intuit: Finding New Footing In the Small Business Cloud

November 9th, 2015

Intuit’s tack to build new, data-driven services for small businesses–such as its new lending service–provides the company with an exciting opportunities to disrupt the status quo and create new revenue streams. Continue reading

Intuit’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs

October 29th, 2014

This is the second post in a two-part blog series discussing Intuit’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. The first, Intuit QuickBooks Connect: Where Small Business Is Big Business provides perspectives from Intuit’s 2014 QuickBooks Connect event. This second post, … Continue reading

Intuit QuickBooks Connect: Where Small Business Is Big Business

October 29th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Intuit’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from Intuit’s 2014 QuickBooks Connect event. The second post, Intuit’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to … Continue reading

Intuit and Salesforce Partner Up: Who’s the Big Winner?

April 4th, 2011

Last week, Intuit and Salesforce.com announced that they would partner to integrate Intuit QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online small business accounting software with Salesforce’s small business CRM editions (Contact Manager, Group and Professional). Under the terms of the deal, Intuit will … Continue reading

What is Hybrid Computing, and Why Should You Care?

June 10th, 2010

(Originally published on June 9, 2010, in Small Business Computing) What is Hybrid Computing? A hybrid computing platform lets customers connect the packaged small business software applications that they run on their own internal desktops or servers to applications that … Continue reading

Intuit and Microsoft – two SMB market leaders partnering on cloud platform strategies to deliver web applications

January 20th, 2010

This agreement provides an end-to-end applications development environment and marketing/sales channels for application developers to develop and market application solutions to small businesses. Key elements of the agreement include: Broadening the applications developer community to develop SMB focused applications – … Continue reading

Intuit Partner Platform: Changing the Rules of Cloud Platforms with Federated Applications

June 15th, 2009

Cloud platforms, or “platforms-as-a-service” (PaaS) are quickly becoming a key channel for application developers. By writing and publishing their applications to integrate with those of a major PaaS provider, such as Salesforce.com or Microsoft, smaller developers can gain instant access … Continue reading

Will CPAs Bring the Cloud to Earth for SMBs?

April 8th, 2009

Just last week, I blogged about how some IT pundits and vendors are falling into the trap of turning the cloud into yet another confusing and over-hyped industry buzzword, and the need to bring cloud conversations down to earth for … Continue reading

Reading the Top Trends Barometer at the 2009 Small Business Summit

February 4th, 2009

Just got back from Small Business Summit 2009—an awesome event put on by Ramon Ray (www.smallbiztechnology.com) and Marian Banker (www.primestrategies.com ) at the Digital Sandbox in New York City. Turn out for the Summit was terrific, and attendees were treated to … Continue reading